Google-branded Chrome OS netbook coming soon
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First the Google Nexus One for the Android OS and now another Google-branded device, a netbook, for the to-be released Google Chrome OS! The rumor-mills suggest that Google has been working really hard to ensure that they can stick to the promise of displaying some development on the Google Chrome OS front by December. Although sources also suggest that the netbook will only reach the hands of a select section of people pre-installed with the beta version of the OS, if it is released. Others report that Inventec has been chosen to build about 75,000 units of this Google-branded netbook.
No specifications are known as of yet but Electronista says that the netbook would use Intel Atom chips using the Pine Trail architecture. An 8GB SSD and a 10-inch display screen are minimum requisites for a Google Chrome OS laptop as said by Google, we hope to see the same on the rumored netbook too, or probably something better.
Apart from Google, we are likely to see other manufacturers to follow suit too and produce their own versions of Chrome OS-based laptops soon but not very. Acer and ASUS have already made it clear that their Chrome OS devices will appear only by early-2011.